Capell L. Weems

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Capell L. Weems
Capell L. Weems 1903.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 16th district
In office
November 3, 1903 – March 3, 1909
Preceded byJoseph J. Gill
Succeeded byDavid Hollingsworth
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Noble County district
In office
January 2, 1888 – January 5, 1890
Preceded byThomas C. Williams
Succeeded byChris McKee
Personal details
Born(1860-07-07)July 7, 1860
Whigville, Ohio
DiedJanuary 5, 1913(1913-01-05) (aged 52)
Steubenville, Ohio
Resting placeUnion Cemetery, St. Clairsville
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary B. Nay

Capell Lane Weems (July 7, 1860 – January 5, 1913) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Whigville, Ohio, Weems attended the common schools and normal academy, Caldwell, Ohio. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1883 and commenced practice in Caldwell.

Weems was elected prosecuting attorney of Noble County in 1884. He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1888 and 1889. He moved to St. Clairsville, Ohio, in 1890 and served as prosecuting attorney of Belmont County 1890-1896.

Weems was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph J. Gill. He was reelected to the Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Congresses and served from November 3, 1903, to March 3, 1909. He resumed the practice of law and was solicitor for the Pennsylvania Railroad.

He died in Steubenville, Ohio, January 5, 1913. He was interred in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Weems married Mary B. Nay of West Virginia on November 6, 1883. They had children named Chester N., Milton M., and Lillian A.[1]


  1. ^ McKelvey, A T, ed. (1903). Centennial History of Belmont County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Chicago: Biographical Publishing Company. pp. 562, 563.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph J. Gill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th congressional district

November 3, 1903 - March 3, 1909
Succeeded by
David Hollingsworth